Create and Manage Network Zones

Network zones represent segments of your network connected to the firewall and controlled by it. Network zoning improves security and privacy for users, servers, etc. Network zones usually have types which are inherited by the networks in the zone. Later networks can be attached to a compute resource/compute zone of the same type. For more information refer to Zone Types

You can create new network zones, view existing network zones and its details, edit network zones as well as add and remove networks from network zone. For more information network settings refer to Network Settings.


Create Network Zone


To create new network zone:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > AdminSettings menu and click the Network Zones icon.
  2. Click the Create Network Zone button.
  3. On the screen that follows:
  • Label - give your network zone a name.
  • Server type - choose the server type from the drop-down box:
    • Choose the virtual server type to create a Xen, KVM, or CloudBoot zone
    • Choose the smart server type to create a smart zone.
    • Choose the baremetal server type to create a baremetal server zone.
    • Choose the Virtual Private Cloud server type to create a vCloud Director zone
    • The Infrastructure server type is reserved for future functionality and should not be selected.

     4. 

The zone's type cannot be changed after the zone is created.

    • Location group - select from the drop-down list the location group you wish to assign this network zone to.
    • Instance Package VSs - move the slider to the right if you want the zone to be used when creating Instance Package VSs only. If you enable this option, the zone will not be available in the virtual server creation wizard's Resources step for custom VSs (VSs built by setting resources manually).

      5. Click the Save button.


View Network Zone



To view network zones:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > AdminSettings menu, and click the Network Zones icon. The screen that appears will show all network zones currently set up in the cloud with the following details:
    • Label - the name of the zone
    • Zone type - type of the zone: Virtual, Smart, Baremetal or VPC
    • Location group - the location group with which the zone is associated
  2. Click a zone's label (name) to see details of the zone and to access the functions for adding/removing networks to/from the zone.


View Network Zone Details



To view details of a network zone:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > AdminSettings menu and click the Network Zones icon.
  2. Click the label of the zone you're interested in. The screen that follows shows details of that zone:
    • Network zone's label
    • A list of networks assigned to the zone
    • A list of networks unassigned to the zone


Edit Network Zone


To edit network zones:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > AdminSettings menu, and click the Network Zones icon.
  2. The screen that appears will show all network zones currently set up in the cloud. Click a zone's label (name) to see details of the zone and to access the functions for adding/removing networks to/from the zone.
  3. To change the network zone's label and location group, click the Actions button next to required zone, then click Edit
    • Label - the name of the zone
    • Location group - the location group with which the zone is associated. You can change the already assigned location only if there are no network joins, IP addresses or name servers within networks in this zone.
    • Instance Package VSs - move the slider to the right if you want the zone to be used when creating Instance Package VSs only. If you enable this option, the zone will not be available in the virtual server creation wizard's Resources step for custom VSs (VSs built by setting resources manually). 
  4. Click Save.


Add Networks to Network Zone


To add a network to a zone:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > AdminSettings menu and click the Network Zones icon.
  2. Click the label of the zone you want to add a network to. The screen that appears will show you all networks in the cloud, organized into two lists – those assigned to the zone already, and those that are unassigned.
  3. In the unassigned list, find the network you want to add to the zone and click the Add icon next to it.

    When you add a network to a network zone, the network inherits the zone's type. For more information refer to Zone Types.



Remove Networks from Network Zone


To remove a network from a zone:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > AdminSettings menu and click the Network Zones icon.
  2. Click the label of the zone you want to remove a network from. The screen that appears will show you all networks in the cloud, organized into two lists – those assigned to the zone already, and those that are unassigned.
  3. In the assigned list, find the network you want to remove, and click the Delete icon next to it.


Delete Network Zone


To delete network zones:

  1. Go to your Control Panel > AdminSettings menu, and click the Network Zones icon.
  2. The screen that appears will show all network zones currently set up in the cloud. 
  3. To remove a network zone from the cloud, click the Actions icon next to the zone, then click Delete. You'll be asked for confirmation before the zone is removed.